Jul 18

Conan O’Brien Calls Out Stephen Colbert’s Masturbating Bear Rip-Off

On last night’s episode of “Conan”, Conan O’Brien took issue with a tweet posted by @StephenAtHome regarding the “All Bear Edition” of ThreatDown. While “The Colbert Report” may have spotlighted a self-pleasuring grizzly, Conan remains his audience that for the past seventeen years, there has only been one real Masturbating Bear worth caring about.

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Jul 17

Marvel to Make Announcement on “The Colbert Report”

Marvel is excited to announce that on Wednesday, July 16th, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, Marvel’s Joe Quesada will be announcing an all-new comic book title and all-new era for one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.

Source: Comicosity.

Jul 12

The Power of the Colbert Bump

Stephen Colbert on Amazon and Hachette Controversy Edan Lipnick

BUMP — STEPHEN WON AMAZON!

We faithful members of the Colbert Nation know that a few weeks ago, Stephen Colbert declared all-out war on Amazon after the powerful mega-store demanded better financial terms from the publisher Hachette. When the publisher refused, Amazon threw a tantrum and retaliated by removing all the “buy” and “presale” buttons from Hachette’s books. Unfortunately for them, Hachette (or, rather, Grand Central, which is part of Hachette) is Stephen’s publisher. Jon Stewart’s, too, by the way. That meant Stephen’s books couldn’t be purchased. And that made Stephen raging MAD.

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Jul 11

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, 2014

Emmy Awards nominations 2013 Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have received six Primetime Emmy nominations, and to the staff of The Daily Show who have also received six nominations.

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

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Jun 30

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless on Stephen Colbert’s Departure

Michele Ganeless and Stephen Colbert

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When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,’” she recalls. Sure enough, the star of the network’s longtime hit The Colbert Report told her he was leaving to take David Letterman’s coveted late-night slot on CBS. After hearing the news, “there was maybe a moment of perspiration,” she says with a laugh. Colbert’s departure will be a big test for Ganeless, who has worked at Comedy Central on and off since the channel’s birth in the early ’90s and was appointed president in 2007. In May, she announced Colbert’s replacement: Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore, whose satirical news-commentary show, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, will debut early next year.

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Jun 03

New Study Finds that Stephen Colbert is More Effective than News Sources at Explaining Campaign Financing

A new report warns just how much this country stands to lose when Stephen Colbert shutters his Comedy Central late-night show to take over for David Letterman at CBS. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center, viewers of The Colbert Report who watched Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last presidential election cycle were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows.

“It’s the first study actually showing that Colbert is doing a better job than other news sources at teaching people about campaign financing,” crowed Bruce W. Hardy, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a senior researcher at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. “Consistently, we found that Colbert did better than every other news source we included in our model.”

The published study tested The Colbert Report against CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and broadcast nightly news — as well as talk radio and newspapers – as sources of political information. The study, appropriately called Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson, was based on phone survey data from 1,232 adults 18 years or older who were interviewed between Dec. 13, 2012 and Dec. 23, 2012.

Full Article: Dealine.com

Full Study: Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson: How Colbert Super PAC Taught Viewers About Campaign Finance